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12 of the best jam, preserve and chutney recipes

Make like your nana and get to work preserving the best of the season! Dig into our best recipes for plum jam, peach chutney, preserved lemons, tomato chilli jam, mango chutney and more.

Want more preserving inspo? Watch our how-to video and see how to create your own pickled courgettes from scratch.
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    Plum & vanilla jam

    I used to think plum jam was a bit ordinary so I started experimenting and came up with this stunning recipe. It’s loaded with lavish amounts of good-quality vanilla and now it’s one of my favourite jams to make... and eat!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    The very best peach chutney

    Nici Wickes' peach chutney recipe is simply sensational. This is delicious served with cold meats, cheese and crackers or even with a spicy Indian curry.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Perky preserved lemons

    A common ingredient in Moroccan and some Middle Eastern cuisines, preserved lemons add a wonderfully complex citrus note to both sweet and savoury dishes. They can be expensive to buy, yet they’re so easy to make. Photography by Todd Eyre

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Tomato chilli jam

    Serve this delicious tomato chilli jam with anything – Parmesan and crackers, alongside a frittata, with a mince pie, heck even a boiled egg! We guarantee you’ll be coming back for more

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Plum and apple chutney

    Sweet. Hot. Plummy. This chutney has it all going on! Nici Wickes' tasty plum and apple chutney recipe is great served spread on bread or crackers and accompanied with cheese

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Rhubarb jam

    Make the most of the plentiful rhubarb season and enjoy it all year round with this easy rhubarb jam recipe. Pairs perfectly with pikelets or scones with whipped cream

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Tomato chutney

    Halfway between a jam and a chutney, I’ve been making this tomato and currant brew for years and it goes so well with a grilled cheese sandwich that I often call it dinner! While tomatoes are cheap and at their best, why not make a few jars for yourself and some to give to friends – they’ll thank you once they’ve tried it.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Pineapple and passionfruit jam

    Sweet, tart and fruity all in one spoonful. This gorgeous homemade passionfruit and pineapple jam is delicious when spread on a warm scone alongside a hot cup of tea or coffee.

    Woman's Day|

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    Peach and kaffir lime chutney

    Nici Wickes' peach and kaffir lime chutney makes a great pairing for seafood, such as crumbed fish, or try it with sticky pork or other Asian-inspired dishes like soy chicken

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|